Version: Unabridged
Author: Steve Watkins
Narrator: Whitney Dykhouse
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Published In: October 2013
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 40 minutes
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Sadie Windas has always been the responsible one — she’s the star player on her AAU basketball team, gets good grades, dates a cute soccer player, and helps out at home. Not like her older sister, Carla, who hangs out with druggies and leaves her three-year-old daughter, Lulu, with AuntSadie while she parties and gets high. But when Sadie and Carla are caught up in a drug deal — wrong place, wrong time — it falls to Sadie to clean up the mess, confessing to a crime she didn’t commit to keep Carla out of jail and Lulu out of foster care. She’s supposed to get off with a slap on the wrist. Instead, she’s sentenced to six months in juvie. As life as Sadie knew it disappears beyond the bars of her cell, her anger — at her ex-boyfriend, at Carla, and at herself — fills the empty space left behind. Can Sadie forgive Carla for getting her mixed up in this mess? Can Carla straighten herself out and create a better life for Lulu — and for all of them? Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie is the story of two sisters grappling with sacrifice, accountability — and who’ll be there to help you up after you take the fall.

Author Details

Author Details

Watkins, Steve

by Steve Watkins and Clare Jones